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Services

Upcoming Services

Journey of Race, Color and Culture

Presenters: Bill Alsmeyer-Johnson, Donna Gold, Sue Ries Lamb and Glenn Sheffield
Date/Time: 08/19/2018 10:00am -- During February and March, 2018, Rev. Kate and Sue Ries Lamb co-facilitated a series of six dialogue sessions based on the book, Journeys of Race, Color and Culture by Rick Huntley, Rianna Moore and Carol Pierce. Three participants from these sessions — Bill Alsmeyer-Johnson, Donna Gold and Glenn Sheffield — will share some highlights...

The Question Box

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker
Date/Time: 08/26/2018 10:00am -- This is the annual Sunday when I welcome written questions from those in attendance. A wide variety of topics is welcome, although I hold the right to defer to actual experts.

Do You Hear the People Sing?

Presenters: Linda Doyle, Ger FitzGerald, Eric Pourchot, Georgia Pourchot, and friends.
Date/Time: 09/02/2018 10:00am -- As Unitarian Universalists, we treasure individualism, but also acknowledge the power of collective action. This “mostly-music” service explores the tension between individualism and collectivism, with songs from sources as diverse as Supertramp and Sugarland; Simon and Garfunkel and Sister Sledge; Les Miz and The Kinks. You may hear songs you can sing along with...

Previous Services

Load Balancing: The Work of Our World and Our Faith

Presenters: Jen Raffensperger
Date/Time: 08/12/2018 10:00am -- The work that our world – and our faith – calls us to is not only difficult, it is impossible to do alone. How do we share the work of our faith and our hearts when it all feels too heavy? We’ll find encouragement in our principles and our shared stories. Please join Jen...

In Defense of Atheism

Presenters: Alan Bunner
Date/Time: 08/05/2018 10:00am -- Humankind’s belief in gods is an archaic tradition, rooted in prehistory and derived from all the things our ancestors couldn’t understand. Today, we do understand most of the mysteries that puzzled and troubled the ancients. Does it still make sense to believe in something for which there is apparently no evidence?

Telling Lives: Biography as Revelation

Presenters: Dana Greene
Date/Time: 07/29/2018 10:00am -- Dana will share her ruminations from thirty years of writing biography. You will not only meet six extraordinary women, but also have the opportunity to ponder why biography matters, not only as a genre but as a basis for self-reflection.

Love Lifts Us

Presenters: Rebekah Savage
Date/Time: 07/22/2018 10:00am -- The Sufi mystic Hafiz wrote, “I once asked a bird, how is it that you fly in this gravity of darkness? She responded, ‘love lifts me’.” When our strength fails us, where do we turn? How do we nourish ourselves and others to move towards spiritual centering? With wisdom from world religions, let us...

A meditation on living through the brokenness of right now

Presenters: Laura MacCleery
Date/Time: 07/15/2018 10:00am -- As unthinkable things are normalized, and in a time of historical challenge to our notions of justice, how can we exist as persons of conscience? What is our obligation to bring clarity and a sense of shared resistance into our daily lives? How can we work through personal and political brokenness to find strength?

Art of Life

Presenters: The Sanctuaries
Date/Time: 07/08/2018 10:00am -- What is your art of life? Join artists from The Sanctuaries (thesanctuaries.org), as they creatively explore the major themes of their lives through poetry, storytelling, music, and more. You’ll be uplifted, challenged, and inspired.

Learning Morality from Nature

Presenters: David Keegan
Date/Time: 07/01/2018 10:00am -- Sermon for July 1, 2018 by David Keegan We have been taught to care for nature, to be good stewards of the natural world. Perhaps we should take another step and be good students of the natural order. Chinese Daoism might be our curriculum.

Reclaiming Democracy

Presenters: Ron Brandt
Date/Time: 06/24/2018 10:00am -- Democracy has been lost in several countries and is threatened in the United States. Why is authoritarianism on the rise, and what can be done about it?

Why Me? The Job Complex

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate Walker
Date/Time: 06/17/2018 10:00am -- It is the rare person who hasn’t asked some greater power for mercy when feeling overwhelmed with painful events in life. How do we reconcile our beliefs with reality when they come in conflict? One of the greatest stories from the Bible offers important lessons.

Love and Hate

Presenters: COA
Date/Time: 06/10/2018 10:00am -- Our annual service presented by our Coming of Age youth.